April 16, 2013 // 8:00am — 12:00pm
On April 16, 2013, the Canada Institute hosted its fourteenth Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues. This year’s program, “Cyber Security and the North American Electric Grid” assembled key stakeholders, academics, and government policy makers for an off-the-record discussion on the vital but potentially vulnerable electric grid shared by Canada and the United States. The assembled participants concluded that despite decades of cooperation more must be done to confront emerging cyber security issues in the energy sector.
March 13, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Please join the Wilson Center for a discussion with Thomas Mulcair, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party and Leader of the Official Opposition. Touching on issues including energy, trade, and foreign investment, Mr. Mulcair will present his vision for building a sustainable future for Canada’s economy, while promoting the values Canada and the United States share on the world stage.
March 07, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Our distinguished panel discussed the various methods for energy transportation, the regulatory and legal issues involved in building energy infrastructure, and the environmental and safety risks associated with these projects.
February 25, 2013 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
As energy policy conversations move forward in 2013, “all of the above” options must be considered in developing new and renewable sources of energy. Our distinguished panel of experts discussed the growing cooperative relationship between U.S. utilities and the Canadian hydroelectric industry, and how they complement each other.
December 12, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Please join the Canada Institute for the launch of its 15th One Issue, Two Voices publication exploring the recent attempts to make the Canada-U.S. border safer and more efficient. American author Christopher Sands, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and Canadian author Laura Dawson, President of Dawson Strategic, will discuss the findings of their respective essays and offer analysis on the progress of negotiations on both Beyond the Border and the Regulatory Cooperation Council.
December 05, 2012 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Experts expect that cyber attacks from hostile nations and rogue actors will represent one of the most dangerous threats to Canada and the United States in the coming decades. The perils are numerous and the consequences are severe for such an attack. However, there are many measures that both nations can take, individually and collectively, to ensure peace and prosperity, free from the threat of a "cyber Pearl Harbor" disaster. The Canada Institute is pleased to host a distinguished panel to discuss these threats as well as the most effective measures and best practices that the private and public sector actors can use to make both countries more secure.
October 26, 2012 // 6:00pm — 9:00pm
This is a special exhibition to coincide with the 18th Inuit Studies Conference at the Smithsonian Institution, October 24-28, 2012. The exhibition will be on the 4th floor of the Wilson Center from October 26, 2012-January 31, 2013.
October 24, 2012 // 9:00am — October 28, 2012 // 6:00pm
The 18th Inuit Studies Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., from October 24 to October 28, 2012, across the Smithsonian campus on the National Mall. The conference will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including climate change and indigenous peoples; international cooperation in the Arctic; roles of museums and museum collections in preserving Inuit languages, heritage, and culture; governmental programs in the northern regions and their interactions with local communities; and Inuit cultural/political institutions.
September 19, 2012 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, many American policymakers have grown increasingly concerned about terrorists or terrorist materials being smuggled into the United States from Canada. The myth that the 9/11 hijackers arrived in the United States through Canada contributed to the passage of laws that have increased the “thickness” of the border and hindered trade in the name of collective security. Do these rules safeguard against the true vectors of North American extremism? The Canada Institute’s “Terror and North America: The Causes and Directions of Cross-Border Extremist Activity” will examine how and why extremists travel between Canada and the United States, what effect these crossings have on our national security, and what possible policy solutions exist to better police the border.
July 26, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:30am
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to enhance the already integrated economies and supply chains of Canada and the United States, aiming to align rules and regulations in four key sectors: agriculture and food, health and consumer products, transportation, and the environment. More importantly, the Action Plan set a two year timeframe to achieve greater alignment. Six months ago, the United States and Canada met with stakeholders over two days to solicit input for the 29 sector-specific initiatives. Co-Sponsored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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- Wenran Jiang // Global Fellow
- Jacqueline Krikorian // Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in US-Canada Relations
- Nik Nanos // Global Fellow
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